Senate Constitutes Panel To Probe NNPC Boss Over Kachikwu’s Allegations
The Nigerian Senate, on Wednesday, resolved to probe the Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru, over allegations made against him by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu.
In a letter, titled ‘Re: Matters of insubordination and lack of adherence to due process by the GMD NNPC – Dr. Baru,’ written on August 30, 2017, with reference number HMS/MPR/001/VOL.1/100, and addressed to to President Muhammadu Buhari, Mr. Kachikwu had alleged that the NNPC boss had repeatedly sidelined and disrespected the board of the national oil firm, which is chaired by the minister of state.
The minister outlined the various alleged misdemeanours of the NNPC boss, urging Buhari to intervene by calling on Baru to respect due process.
In lieu of this, the panel, set up by the Senate, will also investigate the policy introduced by the NNPC Trading Limited, a subsidiary of the corporation, among other issues.